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24-Year-old patient accused of sexual assault at Mercy Hospital

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CREVE COEUR, Missouri (KMOV) -- Creve Coeur police say a 24-year-old patient at Mercy Hospital is accused of sexually assaulting another patient.

According to police, the 19-year-old victim reported the incident on Friday.

Police said the suspect was taken into custody, but later released pending lab results connected to the investigation.

A spokesperson with Mercy Hospital released a statement on Monday.

”Patient care, safety and privacy are utmost priorities,” the statement read. “We are unable to provide additional comment.”

According to Creve Coeur police, both the suspect and victim are patients in Mercy’s behavioral program.

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